Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you to everyone that attended this year's Volunteer Appreciation Event on April 30. 

The Charles M. Wise Volunteer of the Year Award was awarded to Mary Holley, a Henrietta resident.

Click to read more about this year's winners! 

Thank you to all the WXXI and the Little Volunteers who helped out in 2015.

From pledge drives to special events to Reachout Radio, you are all amazing!  

Our next Radio Drive is on Groundhog Day - February 2. Again, we will stop once we hit our goal so you may not be needed for your shift. So sign up early! Sign up here.

Congratulations to all of our Volunteers but especially to the Volunteers recognized for their outstanding service at the Volunteer Recognition Reception on April 30. 

Volunteer of the Year: Richard Vuillequez

It Takes a Village Award: Reachout Radio 30 years recognition: Annette Eisenstein & Nancy Zimmer 

Why Volunteer at WXXI

Volunteers play a crucial role in the success of WXXI. Every part of WXXI’s many endeavors to present music, culture, education and special events benefits from the efforts of our volunteers. Folks like you who donate their skills, time and spirit to support public broadcasting in our community.

For more information and to indicate your availability to volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Registration Form.

Explore some of the volunteer opportunities available:

Pledge Drives

Answer telephones and take pledges when viewers and listeners call in their membership support. Radio campaigns are scheduled for February, May, and October; television drives are scheduled for March, September, and December.
If you are interested in bringing in a group of volunteers to answer phones during a TV drive, email volunteer@wxxi.org, or call (585) 258-0249 for information.

Docent/Tour Guide

When groups of visitors want to see the WXXI radio and television studios, you could be leading the way. We will train you and make sure you have all of the information you’ll need to answer our visitor’s questions and show off WXXI’s state of the art broadcast facilities.

Membership & Special Events

Lend your administration skills to a variety of mailings and data entry in our membership office. Help out at WXXI’s special events throughout the year. Event volunteers assist with set-up, decorations, greeting people and registration, and much more! WXXI events include Education Takes the Stage, Community Cinema screenings, Met at the Movies, festival booths, and station events.


  • Help generate auction donations through telemarketing and data entry
  • Assist in developing accurate descriptions and presentations of donated items through your expertise in photography or script writing
  • Deliver donated items to WXXI
  • Help successful bidders in picking up their merchandise
  • Mail awards or certificates to successful bidders

Reachout Radio

Be a reader for Reachout Radio, a 24-hour service, which provides access to printed materials to those who are visually impaired or print handicapped.  Click here to learn more about how to become a volunteer with Reachour Radio.

Little Theatre

Volunteers are needed to staff the membership table during high volume traffic evenings, which will include special screenings throughout the year and Friday or Saturday nights during the winter season. Event volunteers are needed to assist with ticket taking, greeting people and registration, and much more. Little Theatre events include the annual Celebration of the Little Theatre, festival booths, and membership events. Become more acquainted with Rochester’s only historic art house movie theatre by volunteering!

Please complete the Volunteer Registration Form and indicate your preferences. If you have further questions, please contact our Membership and Volunteer Manager, Carolyn Reynolds, at (585) 258-0249 or email volunteer@wxxi.org.


Become a Volunteer